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  • The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market jumped 12 percent to 29.15 on Monday, its highest level since early July, suggesting traders expect more volatility. Brian Stutland, president and trader at Stutland Equities shared his market insights with investors.

  • I was going to hold off on writing about this until we get an upcoming series on the air, but since that's still weeks away, and Sony made a big 3D announcement today, I wanted to share some thoughts and experiences about some of the technology in the pipeline.

  • All this week we’ll bring you the outlook for key sectors beginning with tech. How should you trade this sector in the days ahead?

  • Investors do not need to worry about a correction in the near-term, said Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management.

  • The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month. 

  • On Friday the Dow broke its 8-day winning streak and closed lower. Once again, stocks moved higher in early trading only to give back their gains in the afternoon.

  • At this point, stock index futures are pointing to modest gains at the open on Friday, as most markets in both Asia and Europe rose, with investors awaiting more macroeconomic data for clearer near-term market direction.

  • Wall Street Trader

    Amid expectations for a broad market selloff,  technology is increasingly being seen as a sector to keep stocks afloat—despite Friday's pullback in the sector.

  • There seems to be an improvement in the demand for PCs and it’s going to continue, said Andy Hargreaves, senior research analyst of Pacific Crest Securities.

  • If you were expecting a quiet summer Friday in the market you’re in for a surprise. With stocks giving up their gains again, is the market looking to make a big move?

  • Intel

    I don't think you can over-estimate the significance of Intel's revenue expectation revision this morning: The new mid-point of $9 billion is a half billion dollars more than the $8.55 billion the company originally anticipated.

  • At this point, stock index futures are pointing to modest gains at the open on Friday, as most markets in both Asia and Europe rose, with investors awaiting more macroeconomic data for clearer near-term market direction.

  • In the after hours, investors poured over earnings from Dell, hoping to gleen insights about the market and the economy from the computer maker's results.

  • There is a pattern to recessions. Aggregate demand declines, employment falls, production slows, and the economy contracts.  Central bankers, focused on price stability and maximum employment, add liquidity (credit) to the system to counter the decline and stimulate growth.  Risky assets whose very survival may have been questioned at the economic nadir, rebound with remarkable flourish as their near-death experience becomes a distant memory.

  • Is Tuesday's rally a bet on fundamental growth or a case of panic buying?

  • AMD

    Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose more than 8 percent Monday after Citigroup upgraded the company to a "buy." Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung said the upgrade was based, in part,  on signs of a stronger AMD relationship with Hewlett-Packard Co.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • First off, I thought I would share a little good news with you all.  Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC ranked in the top 1% of all large-cap growth managers over the trailing 12-month period ended June 30, 2009, according to PSN Enterprises Database of large-cap managers.  We are very proud to have achieved these investment results for our clients, and we are always looking for more clients to add to our ever-increasing rolls. 

  • While real rebound in the economy is still uncertain, the best investments may be in stocks that pay investors to wait. Dividend plays are back in demand and Michael Crofton, CEO of Philadelphia Trust Company and Tim O’Brien, senior portfolio manager at Evergreen Utility and Telecommunications Fund said they should remain the core of any portfolio.